Listen to episode one of the Black and Red Edge SCSU Wrestling Podcast

On the first episode of the Black and Red Edge Podcast, John Peterson sits down with St. Cloud State University head wrestling coach Steve Costanzo and assistant head wrestling coach Brady Wilson to discuss what it takes to be a collegiate wrestling coach. They also talk about the recruiting process, collaborating as a coaching staff and what it takes to be an overall great team. Listen at

Guillotine Grapevine Podcast: St. Cloud State’s John Peterson, National Wrestling Media Association Broadcaster of the Year

John Peterson grew up loving wrestling out in the western part of Minnesota. With two twin brothers who excelled, it was easy for him to follow their opponents from around the state. As Peterson got older, he took his love for the sport and his passion for broadcasting and put them together. On Episode 42 of The Guillotine Grapevine, we talk to the Fertlie, Minn., native about his broadcasting career and how some graduate work at St. Cloud State led him to be named the National Wrestling Media Association’s Broadcaster of the Year for 2017-18.

There’s a lot of chatter about wrestling in his home area, as well as near Bemidji State, where he attended school as an undergraduate.

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SCSU’s John Peterson named National Wrestling Media Association Broadcaster of the Year

The National Wrestling Media Association has announced its annual award winners for the 2017-18 season, and the list includes KVSC’s John Peterson, who was named the NWMA’s Broadcaster of the Year.

For the past six years, the radio and internet voice of St. Cloud State Husky wrestling has been Peterson. A Minnesota native, Peterson has provided the soundtrack for three of St. Cloud State’s NCAA Division II Championships as well as regular-season duals both on KVSC 88.1 FM and the station’s online streaming outlet. Peterson has also been the voice for Division II Championship broadcasts.

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National Wrestling Media Association announces annual wrestling journalism awards

New Brighton, Minnesota — The National Wrestling Media Association has announced its annual award winners for the 2017-18 season.

The NWMA is the national professional organization for journalists who cover the sport of amateur wrestling. This includes reporters, editors, publishers, webmasters, photographers, broadcasters, athletic communications professionals and other media professionals who share an interest and involvement in the sport. The organization was founded in 1989. Awards will be presented to those in attendance at the 2018 Men’s Freestyle World Cup April 7 in Iowa City.

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